Category Archives: The Greenbelt

Barton Creek Update

I managed a quick trip to Barton Creek this morning to check on conditions. There is still some flow below Sculpture Falls. Don’t know about Twin as I didn’t get there, but I’d guess there is little to none there. … Continue reading

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Barton Creek full after July Rains

I was out of town for the last 10 days or so and so managed to miss all of the rain. I just got back yesterday so I headed down to the Barton Creek greenbelt to check out the usual … Continue reading

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Running on Barton Creek

Since I haven’t been able to wish away the extra ten pounds that appeared over the last year or so I decided that I needed to either give up beer or exercise more. I’ve never been a fan of running, … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Update

Got down to the Barton Creek greenbelt on my day off and had a nice ride. I didn’t get out until the afternoon so it was already getting warm, but still a nice day. The creek is starting to dry … Continue reading

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Twin Falls at Barton Creek Still Flowing

I headed out on my mountain bike to the Barton Creek greenbelt yesterday expecting to see the crossing at the Mopac bridge dry, but the creek was still flowing there and the crossing just downstream was still deep. It looked … Continue reading

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Barton Creek full after last nights rains

Yesterdays rains were great news for creek lovers. As I reported last week the creek was dry from just below Sculpture falls, and there was just a trickle there. I couldn’t wait to see the effect of the rain so … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Update

Took a ride in the greenbelt this afternoon and it was hot! Way too hot for this time of year. I haven’t been on my mountain bike for a while, so I ended up with a lot more dings than … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Wildflowers

I took a walk to the Barton Creek Greenbelt with my son Travis, his girlfriend Kerri, and their dogs Moko and Trina this afternoon. We walked from the house to the Hill of Life damn and back. About 5 miles. … Continue reading

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Kayaking Barton Creek

After years of procrastination my friends Pat and Debbie finally motivated me to kayak down Barton Creek. We were swimming at the creek the previous week and they suggested it for the following weekend, but I was skeptical that there … Continue reading

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Spring Flowers in the Barton Creek Greenbelt

I headed down to Twin Falls in the Barton Creek Greenbelt this morning, and then up to Sculpture, one of my usual walks. Plenty of water in the creek, and a few wildflowers. I can identify some of them, but … Continue reading

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Color returns to the greenbelt

Brenda and I took a walk to the greenbelt yesterday. She had planned for about an hour but we ended up doing a little ‘bush walking’ so we could get to Sculpture Falls without crossing the creek. I’d noticed that … Continue reading

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The Creek is Back!

Recent rains have the creek running again all the way to Barton Springs. It’s been too wet to use the trails, but I did stop by the bridge on Lost Creek Boulevard and too a look. There’s a lot of … Continue reading

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Water at Sculpture Falls!

I headed down to the creek yesterday to try out my new video camera. Got it for Christmas from my wife and sons. It’s a big improvement over my previous camera, so now I’ll be updating the videos of the main trail. … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Update

I finally got down to the creek today after the recent rain. I usually wait a few days as the trails tend to be pretty muddy just afterwards. My first stop was the big swimming hole just down stream from … Continue reading

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Riviera Paradise

I got out to the greenbelt after work today and headed up to a trail called Rivera Paradise. It’s got a great view of the upper end of the greenbelt, which has a bit of water here and there right … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Update

I finally got down to the creek after the recent rains to see if there were any changes. This was Wednesday afternoon and the trials were still a little sticky with a few muddy spots here and there. Everything looked … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Mile 8

Here’s the final 1/2 mile of the main greenbelt trail. This is the notorious Hill of Life, which is about 300 feet of loose gravel, steps, and ledges. There are several alternative ways up, including a nice single track that … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Mile 7

This is a relatively easy section between Sculpture Falls and the based of the Hill of Life. It’s a gentle uphill grade with no technical obstacles and few options. There’s an alternative trail on the south side of the creek … Continue reading

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Snake Sex?

Here’s a photo and note from a local mountain biker. Pretty amazing… Came around a corner on the trail this morning… and these two seven footers were doin-it right in the middle of the path.  Scared the b-jesus out of … Continue reading

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Barton Creek Greenbelt Mile 6

This section starts just past Twin Falls and ends just past Sculpture Falls. This is a relatively smooth section that climbs gradually. Along the way there are some trails to the right that head up hill to 360. No access … Continue reading

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